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Delta variant of Covid-19 far more infectious than smallpox

Delta variant of Covid-19 far more infectious than smallpox

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is far more contagious than smallpox and virulent than other mutations of the virus, says a study recently published by Qatar Medical Journal and featured on QScience.

Delta spreads 'like wildfire' as doctors study whether it makes patients sicker

Delta spreads 'like wildfire' as doctors study whether it makes patients sicker

With a new wave of Covid-19 infections fueled by the Delta variant striking countries worldwide, disease experts are scrambling to learn whether the latest version of coronavirus is making people - mainly the unvaccinated - sicker than before.

CDC internal report says Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

CDC internal report says Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus to be as contagious as chickenpox and could cause severe illness, the New York Times reported, citing an internal CDC document.

Sydney locked down for another week as Delta Covid-19 variant spreads

Sydney locked down for another week as Delta Covid-19 variant spreads

The leader of Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state on Wednesday ordered a week-long extension of Sydney's Covid-19 lockdown, warning new cases are bound to rise as the country's biggest city grapples with the highly infectious Delta variant